The Government of the Republic of Maldives

The Maldives political system has evolved over the years, influenced by its political history, geographical dispersal, Islamic religion and cultural traditions. It is basically a home grown system blending western democratic values and Islamic values.

Cafes and restaurants

Dine underwater without getting wet

In the Maldives, the all-glass, 12-seat Ithaa restaurant sits 16 feet below sea level, and offers 180-degree views of the stingrays, sharks and snapper fish that swim by.